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New Product Development Mechanic

Date:  Feb 4, 2023

Lively, ON, CA, P3Y 1L7

Req ID:  25849
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Komatsu is looking for two (2) New Product Development Mechanics to support their new product prototyping and testing initiatives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The NPD Mechanic will be responsible for the safe assembly of new underground hard rock heavy mobile equipment product prototypes and first off units using hand tools and equipment to assembly parts, components and fabricated metal products according to engineering schematics, providing feedback to project management and new product design team on concerns, issues or required changes to designs during prototype assembly, and supporting the test and validation of new products by assisting with operating function testing and prototype rework during testing.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Verify conformance of parts to stock lists or designs/blueprints.
  • Perform pre-assembly activities such as cleaning and lubricating parts.
  • Perform pre-work risk assessments to ensure all potential safety risks and unknown tasks are thought through or mitigated prior to work start.
  • Read and interpret designs/blueprints, sketches and written instructions as available to assemble the parts or products.
  • Maintain lists of missing, compromised parts and components and feed information back to project management.
  • Mark up designs/blueprints, sketches with corrections, changes and provide to project management for engineering review and follow through on design changes.
  • Make recommendations of design changes for manufacturability, serviceability for future products or prototype improvements.
  • Follows scopes of work within time constraints to meet established project assembly targets and testing targets.
  • Look for faulty components during the assembly process and may be required to test assembled parts or products to ensure functionality.
  • Perform installation, repair, inspection, reassembly, replacing, refitting, adjusting products as required before completing final quality checks.
  • Support the development of prototype assembly test procedures to promote production of quality products.
  • Complete any required assembly documentation.


  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Certification preferred or equivalent of technical certification or diploma in mechanical trade with heavy equipment experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience with mining industry-specific equipment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years equipment assembly or rebuild exposure is preferred.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and electrical systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment designs/blueprints and schematics.
  • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment for testing is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Some computer literacy.
  • Flexible, self-motivated and driven to achieve customer satisfaction goals and targets.
  • Ability to work steady day shift Monday to Friday.
  • Ability to work outdoors or on mine sites/quarries when testing products.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Accomodations through recruitment process will be provided upon request.

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